06200941 - Information Technology and Project Management

Crédits ECTS 3
Volume horaire total 18
Volume horaire CM 18


Grégory d'Hahan


Part 1 (Michel Kalika):
The course Information Technology aims to study the role of the innovation technology, especially numeric, on the definition of company strategy.

Part 2 (Grégory d'Hahan):
Project Management Fundmentals: the course will provide basis information about key concepts of Project Management, being considered as an organizational model by itself in the enterprise.
More specifically we will cover notions of Charter and Project Plan, Lifecycle, Scheduling, Human Resource planning, Communication, Risk management and Cost.

  • Part 1 (Michel Kalika):
    • Information technology value chain.
    • Long train model.
    • Collaborative Business Model.
    • Hypercompetition.
    • Blue Ocean Strategy.
    • Resources based strategy.
  • Part 2 (Grégory d'Hahan):
    • Understand the key concepts and definitions of Project Management and its applications in the corporate organizations

  • Part 1 (Michel Kalika):
    • Ability to analyse an industry, with consideration for the impact of IT.
    • Ability to analyse the role of the digital technology in the definition of stategy.
    • Ability to specify a business stategy, with consideration for the impact of IT.
  • Part 2 (Grégory d'Hahan):
    • Be comfortable in working in Project mode, or driving simple projects


Part 1 (Michel Kalika):

1. Presentations about the following articles:
- Porter, Michael E., and Victor A. Millar (1985), How Information Gives You Competitive Advantage, Harvard Business Review, vol. 63, n° 4, p. 149–160.
- Anderson, Chris, Long Tail, http://www.longtail.com/about.html
- Mauborgne, Renée, Kim, W. Chan: https://hbr.org/2004/10/blue-ocean-strategy
- Henderson, J. C., N. Venkatraman (1993), Strategic alignment: leveraging information technology for transforming organizations, IBM Systems Journal archive, vol. 32, n° 1, p. 4-16.
- Rivarda, Suzanne, Raymond, Louis and Verreault, David (2006), Resource-based view and competitive strategy: An integrated model of the contribution of information technology to firm performance, The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, vol. 15, n° 1, p. 29–50.

2. Cases: (working list)
- AIRBNB: https://fr.airbnb.com/
- UBER: https://www.uber.com/
- LEBONCOIN.FR: http://www.leboncoin.fr/
- AMAZON: www.amazon.com
- GOOGLE: www.google.com

For each case, the students will have to identify:
- the industry,
- the value chain,
- the business model,
- the influence of IT
- the competitive advantage,
- the competitors.

Part 2 (Grégory d'Hahan):

- Projects, Organization and Standards
- Initiating and Planning
- Time management
- Cost management
- Risk Management
- HR management, Communication and Cultural awareness


Part 1 (Michel Kalika):
  • Clegg, S. et al., Strategy, theory & practice, Sage, 2012.
  • Kalika, M. et al., Management Stratégique, Vuibert, 10th edition, 2016.

Part 1 (Michel Kalika):
  • Pigneur, Y., Osterwalder, A. http://www.amazon.com/Business-Model-Generation-Visionaries-
  • Challengers/dp/0470876417.

Part 1 (Michel Kalika)
  • Grant, Robert M. (2015), Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Text and Cases Edition , John Wiley.

Part 2 (Grégory d'Hahan):
  • Greene, Jennifer and Stellman, Andrew (2013), A Learner's Companion to Passing the Project
  • Management Professional Exam , PMP, 3rd Edition, O'Reilly Media.
  • PMI (2013), A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PM BoK), 5th edition.

  • « Mobile information systems and organisational control: beyond the panopticon metaphor? », European Journal of Information Systems, May 2014 (A. Leclerq-Vandelanoitte, H. Isaac, M. Kalika).
  • « Relationship building in virtual teams: A leadership behavioral complexity perspective », Human Systems Management 32, 2013, pp. 199-211 (N. Jawadi, M. Daassi et M. Favier, M. Kalika).
  • « The Translated Strategic Alignment Model: A Practice-Based Perspective », Systèmes d’Information et Management Vol. 18, No 2, 2013 ( I. Walsh et A. Renaud, M. Kalika), Prize CIGREF AIM 2014 of best article of SIM journal.
  • « The Influence of Individual, Contextual, and Social Factors on Perceived Behavioral Control of Information Technology: A Field Theory Approach », Journal of Management Information Systems, 28, 3, 2012, pp. 201-234 ( C. Elie Dit Cosaque, J. Pallud, M. Kalika).
  • « A Dynamic Capabilities Approach to Understanding the Impact of IT-Enabled Businesses Processes and IT-Business Alignment on the Strategic and Operational Performance of the Firm », Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), Volume 26, 2010 ( A. Schwarz, H. Kefi, M. Schwarz, M. Kalika).
  • « Theorizing HR Intranets: Contextual, Strategic and Configurative Explanations », International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 2010 (F. Laval, V. Guilloux, M. Kalika).

Contrôles des connaissances

Continuing Examination
In class examination
Nature of student work and proportion weight:
Part 1 (Michel Kalika): Article or Case presentation (50%)
Part 2 (Grégory d'Hahan): Project Management? Plan for a project of your choice (50%)

Informations complémentaires


Part 1 (Michel Kalika):
The course is based on the principle that knowledge in Executive Education needs to be useful to managers and applicable to their own companies. The course aims to create the opportunity for implementation of the concepts and tools presented in the course. To achieve this pedagogical objective, two exercises are employed.

1- Student presentations of the articles to read before the courses, presentation of the key concepts, application of these key concepts to their companies.
2- Group Analysis of cases of companies affected by the IT challenge.

Part 2 (Grégory d'Hahan):
Slides and printed handouts, knowledge sharing about real cases, practical exercises


Part 1 (Michel Kalika):
Strategy course: diagnosis, business strategy, corporate strategy


Part 1 (Michel Kalika):
Kalika, M. (2000), Le management est mort, vive le e-management », Revue Française de Gestion, vol. 129, pp. 68-74.